The Nationals WA have accepted and endorsed the Uluru Statement of the Heart – ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’ developed by First Nation leaders across Australia in May 2017, seeking an Indigenous voice in the laws and policies made about them.
We support the aspirations of Australia’s First Nation leaders to establish a voice enshrined in the Constitution and a Makarrata Commission to assist with greater self-determination for First Nation peoples.
All our work and policy we develop regarding Aboriginal people and communities involves and respects those affected and is based on justice and self-determination.
2020 State Conference Motion – The Nationals WA will prioritise addressing the health, education and employment disparities between First Nations and non-Indigenous people, recognising that many of these disparities are exacerbated by remoteness, and will work with First nations people to address these issues.
Remote community essential services
The Nationals WA support investment in the Remote Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Upgrade program to enable the progressive upgrade of essential and municipal service infrastructure in large and medium remote communities to minimum standards.
We support an increase in culturally appropriate housing choices and support services for Aboriginal families as a means of improving education and employment outcomes, increasing aspiration and independence, supporting functional households and communities and enabling wealth creation.
An Aboriginal Housing Fund would support initiatives designed to break the intergenerational cycle of welfare dependency, support families seeking education and employment, reduce pressures on social housing and improve living standards and community amenity.